Christ United Methodist Church

301 E Drake Road

Fort Collins, Colorado

Current news

November 24, 2021

Dear Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving! 

In preparation for Advent, Hanging of the Greens is Saturday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m.  in the Narthex, Sanctuary, and Fellowship Hall.

Updated Mask Information as of October 20:

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has issued a public health order requiring that face coverings be worn in all public indoor spaces in Larimer County. The order requires that all persons aged 3 years and older wear face coverings and outlines limited exceptions, including for individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. The order goes into effect Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 12:00 pm. Click here for details.

Saturday, November 13 we held our yearly church conference via Zoom.    Watch  in mid-December for a revised Conference Booklet with updates to the Leadership Team lists.  

The link for worship every week is active at 9:45 a.m. Sundays.  

Links for Sunday, November 28:

  • Here is the link for Sunday worship, via Zoom at 10 a.m. Please do not log in before 9:45 a.m. 
  • Pastor Aaron's message, "A World of Peace", is based on Isaiah 2:1-5 and is the first in the Advent series, God's Future World.  
  • Click here for the 10 a.m. Sunday bulletin order of worship.
  • The Advent hymn, "Candle Of Hope" (used by permission from Carolyn Winfrey Gillette) will be a reading each week during Advent. The reading is in your bulletin. 
  • The Choral Response this week is "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."  To follow along at home, attached is Hymn No. 211
  • Our reading of Affirmation from 1 Timothy is in the red Hymnal No. 889.
  • Special Music is from Kevin Utter and Jerry Cornetet, "Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying." 
  • We will be singing as a congregation  Hymn No. 209 and  Hymn No. 236.
  • Click here  for this week's announcements.

Worship and Sunday School Information:

  • We continue singing during worship with 2 hymns at the end of the service. 
  • Fellowship Time in the Fellowship Hall is immediately after worship. Please join us!
  • Masks are  required.
  • Viewers from home will be able to join the livestream @ 9:45 a.m. with a Zoom link and will see the sanctuary live and hear pre-worship music, much as we did before we stopped in person worship last year.
  • Attending in person: waves are important to welcome our streamed visitors and each other.
  • Adult Sunday School is in room 107 at 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
  • Children's Sunday School: ages 2-12 during worship. Miss Cori will meet your family in the church Narthex (entryway). If you have questions or concerns, contact Cori Rice,
  • Families: Childcare for children up to age 2 is available during worship.  Ask for Miss Cori in the Narthex (entryway).

Bible Studies and Committee Meetings: are  meeting in person or having hybrid or Zoom meetings. Check out the church calendar for locations. Contact the office if you need more information on joining a Bible Study or attending Adult or Children's Sunday School classes.

We now have Wi-Fi throughout the entire building! Contact Debbie in the office if you have a group ready to resume meeting at the church.

Pastor Aaron can be reached in an emergency, via his cell phone, 303-907-7692.

Are you interested in learning more about Christ United Methodist Church? We have added a Virtual Membership Form which you can fill out to indicate your interest in CUMC.  We have a FAQ page here. You can also contact Pastor Aaron via email, or 303-907-7692. 

Recordings are available all week on our website.   Listen/Watch Weekday Devotionals and previous Sunday Worship from Pastor Aaron.  Sunday worship recordings from September 19 and 26 will be  uploaded after September 27. One will be  listed with the archived ones. Watch for them both.

We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and we are following the guidance of the county.  We are thankful that we can livestream our worship services for those who choose to worship from home and for our shut-ins. In the church building, we still provide hand sanitizer stations, hand washing sinks, and expect if someone is ill, they will remain at home. Bleach water is also available in each classroom to sanitize the space before and after gathering.


Our Covid-19 document has been updated as of July 15, 2021.

All returning and new groups/classes/meetings, if you want to meet (inside or outside), you must fill out a room request form, and Building Use Agreement forms, and read our revised Building Use Policy.  The links to those documents  are on our contact us page Masks are required and there are no longer occupancy limits for the classrooms so you will need to work with Debbie in the office to determine what space will work for you and what is available. Contact Tracing is no longer required.  Forms to indicate room sanitizing are no longer required but we do ask you to continue sanitizing the spaces you use.  

If you are in a position to support our church financially, we have a message from our finance committee.  To donate directly on our website, go to our Giving page. We thank you for all of your support given in so many ways. Not only your financial donations as you are able but also your words of encouragement and love.

We pray that you are safe and well at this moment. 

God Bless!

Pastor Aaron Gray and Staff

welcome to Christ  United Methodist Church

You've discovered a warm and open church in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. We are a welcoming Christian community where Jesus Christ equips and empowers ordinary people to serve in extraordinary ways.

Please join us Sunday morning as we gather for worship, study, and fellowship.

  • Christian Education for Adults - 8:45 am, room 107, east wing
  • Christian Education for Children for ages 2 through 12 at 10 am, downstairs, south wing
  • Worship via Zoom  - 10 am. See weekly letter above for Zoom link
  • Worship in the Sanctuary - 10 am, Covid protocols in place
  • Celebrate the Lord's Supper - the first Sunday of every month
  • Child Care available
  • Coffee and Fellowship - After worship every Sunday

Check out our calendar for church and community meetings and events. To find out more about us, explore the pages of this website and visit us at 301 E. Drake Road in Fort Collins anytime. You can also find us on Facebook. We welcome your comments and likes! 

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